Marti Mikkelson

News Reporter

Marti, a Waukesha native, joined the WUWM news team in February of 1999. Previously, she was an anchor and reporter at WTMJ in Milwaukee, WIBA in Madison, and WLIP in Kenosha.

Marti’s work has been recognized by RTNDA, the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, Associated Press, Public Radio News Directors Incorporated, and the Milwaukee Press Club.

Marti earned a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. Marti currently lives on her favorite side of town – Milwaukee’s east side.

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3:49 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

State Officials: No Need to Worry About Fuel Pipeline Near Sunken Bridge

An underground fuel pipeline lies about 12 feet from a support pier for a highway bridge that sank in Green Bay.

Wisconsin Department of Transportation spokesman Kim Rudat says the pipeline is sound and has been clearly marked.  He says officials are not concerned about its safety so far.

Officials closed the Leo Frigo Bridge last week after the pier sank, causing a two foot dip in the pavement.  The pipeline runs from Chicago into Wisconsin and carries gasoline and diesel to Green Bay. 

Politics & Government
9:37 am
Wed September 25, 2013

Both Sides Ramp up the Rhetoric in Casino Battle

The Menominee tribe wants to build a casino in Kenosha. Three other tribes are opposed to the plan.
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If you watch television, you probably know a casino battle is underway in southeastern Wisconsin. Each side is running ads.

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Politics & Government
5:17 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Lawmakers Consider Politically Charged License Plates

Louisiana has a "Choose Life" license plate. Wisconsin lawmakers will hold a public hearing Tuesday on whether to offer one here.
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Wisconsin produces nearly 40 special license plates. If you don’t want the standard “America’s Dairyland,” you can choose options such as “Packers” or “Ducks Unlimited” or “Marine Corps Veteran.”

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1:00 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Community Activists Rally Against Privatization of Low Performing Schools

Community activists say they want to make sure no MPS schools are privatized.

There was a rally downtown late Tuesday, outside the offices of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Mon September 16, 2013

State Lawmakers Prepare For Busy Fall Session

State lawmakers plan to tackle issues related to jobs, abortion and drunken driving in the fall session.
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State lawmakers plan to tackle issues related to jobs, abortion and drunken driving in the fall session.

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